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Anna Grammar

Confusables - "Some" vs. "Any"
Anna answers a question about 'some' and 'any'.
Intermediate
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Confusables - "use to" and "used to"
Anna answers a question about 'used to' and 'use to'.
Intermediate
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Vocabulary - schedule
Aloisio from Brazil asks Anna about being behind schedule.
Intermediate
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Vocabulary - symbol
Carmen from Spain asks Anna about the name for the symbol @.
Intermediate
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Vocabulary - meat
Anna answers a letter from Mexico about meat and what to call it.
Intermediate
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Except and except for
Mollie wants to know when you can use except and when to use except for.
Intermediate
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Prepositions - in and for
Stella from Japan asks about the coldest winter in years.
Intermediate
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Auxiliary verb - do we?
Anna is needed to settle a blazing debate in a college in The Philippines. Hope we aren't too late!
Intermediate
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Idioms - There you go
Andrea asks about the usage and meanings of three different expressions. Here you go Andrea, Anna's reply....
Intermediate
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Confusables - Come and Go
Vanessa asks for help with explaining the difference between 'coming to' and 'going to' to her elementary class.
Intermediate
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Conditionals - first
Vincent from France asks Anna to explain why the present is used after when to express the future.
Intermediate
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Modals - Have to & Must
Jenny, a teacher in Japan, has written to ask Anna to explain the difference between have to and must.
Intermediate
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Nouns - plurals and irregulars
Ever wondered what fish and sheep have in common? Look at Anna's reply to Midori from Japan and find out.
Intermediate
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Nouns - countable
Jean from Germany emailed Anna about categorizing countable and uncountable nouns.
Intermediate
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Verbs - to be
Sandra from Argentina wanted some more activities for her pupils about the verb to be, so Anna has made some. Enjoy!
Elementary
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Adverbials - Too and Also
Jenny asks Anna about the difference between too and also.
Intermediate
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Adverbs - intensifiers
Wahab from Algiers asks Anna what an intensifying function is.
Intermediate
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Spanish-to-go
Now we've become Spanish-to-go!!! Anna answers a question from an artist in Argentina.
Intermediate
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Adverbs - recently
Jenny asks Anna about which tenses recently can be used with.
Intermediate
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Questions - Did you not?
Sergiy from the Ukraine sent Anna a lovely letter asking about Did you not ..?, Didn't you ..? and the use of articles.
Intermediate
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Prepositions of time - at or on
Bia from Brazil asks about the difference between 'at Christmas' and 'on Christmas'.
Intermediate
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Passive - Have something done
Luke from China asks about having things done!
Intermediate
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Vocabulary - Puddles and Pockets
Florencia from Argentina asks Anna about puddles and pockets.
Intermediate
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Adjectives - comparatives and spelling
Mark from Japan asks about teaching students the difference between short and long vowels so they can remember how to spell comparative forms.
Intermediate
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Verbs - past continuous and past simple
Nadir asks about using the past continuous and a past simple in the same sentence.
Intermediate
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Gerunds and infinitives
Luke asks Anna about some of the paradoxical uses of infinitives and gerunds.
Intermediate
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Nouns as adjectives?
Denise from Brazil passes on a student's questions about the order of adjectives and the use of "of".
Intermediate
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Comparatives - the more you ....
Wanda from Germany asks about the construction the more you work, the more you tire.
Intermediate
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All together or altogether?
Gail from South Africa asks Anna to clear up the difference for her.
Intermediate
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Compound Nouns
Huynh Quoc Dai from Vietnam has asked Anna "an interesting but difficult question ... about these maverick and arbitrary structures."
Intermediate
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Punctuation - apostrophes and surnames
Gena has asked Anna about adding an apostrophe to a last name that ends with s or z.
Intermediate
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Verbs - Transitives
Chistina in Spain has sent Anna a lovely letter which looks at the "most enjoyable things about grammar".
Intermediate
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Currency symbols
Arnaud asks Anna about the placement of currency symbols, so Anna consulted a style expert for this reply.
Intermediate
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Participles -ed or -ing?
Janine asks about the 'rule' for using '-ed' and '-ing' adjectives.
Intermediate
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Vocabulary - people and persons
Carmen in Spain asks about the difference between people and persons.
Intermediate
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Whoever
Whoever wants to know the answer to this one can ask Anna!
Intermediate
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Vocabulary - populate
Jesus from Spain asks about the word "populate".
Intermediate
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Punctuation - apostrophes
Narbal from France asks for some help on when to use apostrophes.
Intermediate
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Vocabulary - happy and merry
A student from Vietnam wants to know the difference between happy and merry. Have a happy day!
Intermediate
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Relative pronouns - What you mean
Guillermo in Spain has a student who has a lot of problems using that and what. Anna provides some advice on how to change that.
Intermediate
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Vocabulary - False friends
Patrizia from Italy asks for help with words that could be the same - false friends.
Intermediate
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Question tags
Valeria from Chile says she has had a lot of problems finding information or exercises about questions tags so Anna offers some help.
Intermediate
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To get ..... or not?
Anna from Russia asks about being and getting hungry.
Intermediate
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Noun endings
A teacher from Germany asks for some help with noun endings and pronunciation.
Intermediate
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there were a?
Marie from France asks about "there" and verb agreement.
Intermediate
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Prepositions of place
A teacher working in China asks how she can help her students better use prepositions of place.
Intermediate
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Vocabulary - Duper
A student in Brazil wanted more information about the word "duper" so Anna gives Andrea a hand. As an update, Anna also responds to more letters about this word: one from Deborah in New Zealand and another from Beth in the USA.
Intermediate  Lesson Updated: 7 February 2002
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English stories are boring
Peter from Hong Kong asks whether Anna thinks his teacher is correct about the need to read more English stories.
Intermediate
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Verb forms - Present perfect simple and continuous
Elisabeth from France asks about "unfinished actions".
Intermediate
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Participle clauses
Cherie's 'friend' from New Zealand wants to know about relative clauses and participles. Anna helps out ...
Intermediate
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